I cannot write unless I read, because each one nourishes the other. My favourite writer is Jane Austen because of her simple and unsentimental style. Her clarity and coherence inspire me to put similar self-control into my writing and I admire her ability to layer easy manner and emotion onto the page. Furthermore, I love her demonstration of writing’s power to express social criticism.
I am participating in the Creative and Professional Writing course at St Mary’s University to enhance my writing portfolio and, most importantly become the best writer I can be. Guided experimentation will allow me to push my writing in a new direction; investigate more advanced writing techniques; experiment with form and genre; to interrogate fiction as a whole.